There is something wrong with this picture. When I was employed, leading a very active life, there seemed to be ample energy for all the demands. Not so, now! If my energy surplus for a day’s activity demand is good for around four hours that’s pretty good. The litany of reasons, excuses, apologies and ailments will not be inventoried here.
The needs and legitimate appeals for attention and assistance by others drains what little energy remains by end of day. Phone calls that come after dusk don’t exact much enthusiasm. Social interchange that reaches much beyond 8:30 sees me checking out or blinking down. Where is that sudden burst of energy that once reinvigorated the body after dinner? Doesn’t seem available!